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Hyundai commence testing with the Veloster N ETCR in Hungary

Hyundai Motorsport has started testing with the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR ahead of its race debut in 2020, running at the Hungaroring.

“The first test for any new project is always a very important milestone, but with the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR it takes on greater significance,” said Hyundai Motorsport team director Andrea Adamo.

“It is our first electric race car, and our first chassis to have a mid-mounted motor and rear-wheel-drive. We have shown with the i30 N TCR and Veloster N TCR that we can produce a very strong Touring Car, and we are eager to learn about this new package before the racing starts in 2020.”

Hyundai completed two days of testing at the Hungarian circuit and reported that the days were trouble-free, with further tests scheduled for the coming months.

“The next few months will be very busy – we essentially have two challenges; we have to develop the chassis, but also work to use the power from the batteries and motors effectively. However, with the testing schedule ahead I am confident that our engineers will be able to produce another race winning car,” said Adamo.

It has not been disclosed which drivers that took part in the test days.